Exploring Burma’s ancient city of Bagan

Exploring Burma’s ancient city of Bagan
... ancient ruins. I once read that Myanmar is a heavenly place run by devils. In this blog, I’ll focus on the heavenly part. Bagan (formerly called Pagan) was the ancient capital of Myanmar, and most of the buildings were constructed during the 1000s to 1200s. It became a centre of Theravada Buddhism, attracting monks from as far as India, Sri Lanka and the Khmer kingdom (modern-day Cambodia). It fell into decline after being sacked by the Mongols. Today, it’s a rural community, where you’ll...
February 12th, 2010 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 0
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